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Lamborghini Aventador vs Ferrari 488

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Lamborghini Aventador
Lamborghini Aventador

$758,985 - $758,985

2017 price

Ferrari 488
Ferrari 488

$410,488 - $489,990

2017 price

Summary

2017 Lamborghini Aventador
2017 Ferrari 488
Safety Rating

Engine Type
V12, 6.5L

V8, 3.9L
Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded Petrol

Premium Unleaded Petrol
Fuel Efficiency
16.9L/100km (combined)

11.4L/100km (combined)
Seating
2

2
Dislikes
  • Optional reversing camera is taking the mick
  • Low-speed ride is pretty bad
  • It's very, very low

  • Breathtaking option prices
  • Some shake on rough surfaces
  • Atmo engine noise MIA
2017 Lamborghini Aventador Summary

Lamborghini's Aventador S is the last living link to supercars of old. Wild-looking bedroom-poster material, gigantic anti-socially loud V12 that actually spits flame and the kind of performance that will rustle the jimmies of even a seasoned supercar driver.

It harks back to a time when supercars actually sucked, but it didn't matter because they were proof you had both the money and patience to nurse it into life and then wring its neck, because that was the only way it made any sense. While the Huracan is a thoroughly modern supercar, the Aventador is an unashamed, unabashed, hairy-chested, head-banging, rock ape.

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2017 Ferrari 488 Summary

James Cleary road tests and reviews the new Ferrari 488 Spider with specs, fuel consumption and verdict.

It’s almost inevitable. Tell someone you’re a motoring journo and the first question will be, ‘So, what’s the best car you’ve ever driven?’ 

Without getting into an esoteric analysis of what the word 'best' actually means in this context, it’s clear people want you to nominate your favourite. The fastest, the fanciest, the car you’ve enjoyed the most; the one that’s delivered a clearly superior experience.

And if I enter the room of mirrors (where you can always take a good hard look at yourself) the answer is clear. From the thousands of cars I’ve had the privilege of sliding my backside into, the best so far is Ferrari’s 458 Italia, an impossibly pure combination of dynamic brilliance, fierce acceleration, howling soundtrack and flawless beauty.

So, the opportunity to steer the open-roof Spider version of its successor, the 488, is a significant one. By rights, the best should be about to get better. But does it?

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2017 Lamborghini Aventador 2017 Ferrari 488

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